Welcome back to the Proje’ blog! Don’t you sometimes wish you could turn the clock back? Well, it may not be possible in your everyday life, but with your car, you really can reverse the ageing process and make ant vehicle look good as new, with a range of quick and easy detailing processes that will really turn heads.
At Proje’, we’ve called these our Reset processes – because they’re designed to rejuvenate and revive the luster of your vehicle’s painted surfaces, for a smooth finish and a gloss that really stands out. And because we want to help you get the best out of our products, we’ve put together our Reset Process Complete Kit – so it’s just one purchase for the full range!
What’s in the box?
So, here’s what you get with our full kit:
1 bottle of 16oz. Throwback Clay Lube
Throwback Clay Lube is specially formulated with wetting agents to increase lubricity and reduce friction, making your claying process more effective while ensuring you do not scratch your paint. Throwback Clay Lube also helps to extend the life of your clay bar by giving it the lubricants it needs to last for multiple applications. Works perfect with traditional clay bars, clay mitts, towels and even clay disc.
1 bottle of 16oz. Leveling DA MF Polish
Leveling DA MF Polish utilizes the latest micro-abrasive technology to remove moderate paint defects such as water spots, swirl marks, and oxidation with one simple, easy-to-use liquid on any clear coat, gel coat or even ceramic coated surfaces. The no-dust formula is guaranteed to produce a high gloss finish without adding any swirl marks or causing any new issues to your paintwork.
1 bottle of 16oz. Revive Final Polish
Revive Final Polish has been scientifically engineered to produce a dust-free, swirl free, defect free, high gloss finish to any painted surface; clear coat, gel coat and even ceramic coated surfaces. Utilizing the latest micro-abrasive technology, Revive Final Polish is the most effective and efficient way to remove light paint defects or as the last step in your polishing process. Revive Final Polish is safe on fresh paint and soft clear coats leaving a mark-free finish on all paint colors.
1 50g Traditional Clay Bar
Do you have a freshly washed car that doesn't feel silky smooth to the touch? The Proje' Traditional Clay Bar gently and effectively decontaminates the paint, freeing it from oxidation, overspray and industrial fall out, creating that silky-smooth surface you were hoping for. After your vehicle's paint is free from contamination, properly apply waxes, sealants and coatings directly to the paintwork, so that you provide maximum protection and longevity.
1 DA Polisher
DA stands for “Dual Action”. The two actions in this case are both rotations – the rotation of the main backing plate, and the backing plate rotations in the opposite direction that is caused by an off-center connection – if you look around online, you’ll see many places using the concept of the earth rotating on its axis while simultaneously orbiting the sun, which is pretty much the perfect way to explain it. The idea is that the motion of the DA polisher replicates the movement you make when you’re polishing, but as it’s machine-based, it’s more efficient, smoother and provides better, more even coverage.
Now, while using a machine on your paintwork might seem scary, DA polishers are very safe. The irregular motion caused by the off-center connection prevents heat building up in a single place, meaning that you can’t burn your paintwork from staying in one place for too long – this is the number one issue with using a rotary polisher. Of course, this also means that a DA won’t work on the deepest, toughest scratches on your paintwork, but we’d recommend using a specialist detailing garage if you have really deeps scratches, as rotary polishers require a bit of expertise. But if it’s a DA you need to use, then go ahead and do it yourself!
How to Use a DA Polisher
It’s not as hard as you think! Just follow the steps below to become a pro!
Step 1: Add four small dots of the Leveling DA MF Polish to a fresh microfiber pad on the DA Polisher. Put those dots on in a square - you don’t need much! Now set the machine to speed 2.
Step 2: Take a small part of your bodywork – say about 2 foot by 2 foot. Now place the pad on your car’s paintwork. Do this before you switch the machine on, so that you don’t fling the polish all over the place! Now, make one full pass over the section at speed 2. This is just a light pass – remember you don’t need to apply pressure.
Step 3: Now you’ve spread the Leveling DA MF Polish over the section of paintwork nice and evenly, let’s crank up the power. Change the setting to speed 4 and go back over the surface. This time, go in a cross-hatch pattern to ensure full coverage and workability across the surface. Take your time, and remember: you don’t need to press down. Unlike with other levelling products, you won’t get any dust kicking up, so you should start to see results as you work.
Step 4: After three of four passes in this cross-hatch pattern, you’ll want to give the surface a wipe and then take a look. So, get a really good, clean microfiber towel and wipe the panel. When you inspect the paintwork, you should be able to notice the difference; no oxidation marks, no swirls or stains, and a shinier, smoother surface. Just compare that section with a part of your car you haven’t done yet – it should look so much shinier and smoother!
Step 5: Go ahead and repeat these steps over the whole vehicle. DA Polishers are great, so this shouldn’t take too long, and our polish is really economical, so you won’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on buying more all the time! If you need, you can make two passes over the same area, if it’s a particularly swirly or dull part of the vehicle. You won’t do any harm!
With this kit, we also throw in a blue foam pad and a black foam pad, so you’ve got replacements ready for the when your first polisher pad wears down. How’s that for thinking ahead?
What’s the cost?
The really good news is that we’ve put together this entire kit for $319.99 – and that’s a massive discount on our usual price of $495, which is already a saving on buying the products individually! What’s not to love about a double discount?
Strapped for cash?
Of course, if you can’t justify splashing out on a DA polisher and would rather keep things manual for now, we’ve got another option for you – the Reset Process Kit. This contains all the detailing sprays but without the polisher, so you get Throwback Clay Lube, Leveling DA MF Polish – which you can hire a DA polisher for or use a microfiber towel instead - and Revive Final Polish in your box. And the cost? Only $61.97!
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this week’s blog – stay tuned for more tips and tricks next week.
If you have any questions about any of the techniques or products that I’ve mentioned in this post, just add a comment below and we’ll post a reply! Remember that we stock only the best auto detailing supplies, so why not click some of the links in this blog post, or visit our products page to find out more? From all of us at Proje’, Enjoy the Process!